There is a very strange and interesting discussion going on over an article that appeared in the NJJN several weeks ago, about a Christian bus driver who was fired by New Jersey Transit because he wouldn’t work on his Sabbath. The article was apparently linked to a fairly conservative Catholic site, which drove a lot of the commenters our way. The readers seem most exercised over our characterization of Sunday as the “Christian Sabbath”; that leads to a debate over whether Scripture supports the idea that Christians must observe Sunday as the Sabbath.
Leading this Jew to wonder: Who knew that this is still a debate? Plus: If Sunday isn’t the Christian Sabbath, why won’t Bergen County, NJ, lift its blue laws already?
Speaking of the Saturday vs. Sunday debate, Rabbi Evan Moffic has a piece on Beliefnet about the 19th-century Reform rabbi who moved the main day of worship from Saturday to Sunday — and then repented the move 18 years later.